Wound healing with Apitherapy: A Review of the Effects of Honey


Michael Malone, Gary Tsai

Recent studies have shown potential benefits of medical-grade honey in the treatment of burns or wounds due to its various antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which enhance wound healing. Wounds have been shown to not only heal faster compared to conventional treatments, but also have decreased inflammation and reduced scar formation. As a result, honey has been used for the treatment of partial thickness burns, post-operative wounds, and diabetic-related ulcers, with favorable results. Besides being cost-effective, it is overall safe and has good tolerability. Although further studies are warranted, honey appears to be a low-risk therapy for wound management